Bad Moon Rising: An Adult Halloween Celebration

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Bad Moon Rising Punch

Photography: Aaron Dyer


  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 cups water
  • 8 cups Concord-grape juice
  • 4 1/2 cups (3 cans) ginger soda
  • 3 cups (2 cans) seltzer
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Candy bats (optional)


For the ice moon, freeze a mixture of orange juice and water in a bowl that’s 8 inches in diameter. In a large punch bowl, gently stir together Concord-grape juice, ginger soda, seltzer, and fresh lime juice. To release the moon, dip the bottom of the frozen bowl in hot water until the ice starts to melt at the edges. Remove the bowl from the water and turn it onto a plate. Place the moon in the punch, flat-side up, and if desired, arrange candy bats on top. You can order candy bats at

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2016